New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering – Light Vehicle



Training Fee

Automotive Level 3

Automotive Duration

Automotive Cost


18 months

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Boost your career in the automotive industry by becoming qualified with MITO’s Light Vehicle training programme. Whether you are new to the industry or already experienced, the skills and knowledge gained through this innovative training programme will put you in the driver’s seat towards becoming a qualified Automotive Technician (Light Vehicle).

The programme includes a mix of workplace practical learning and online learning which allows you to complete theory elements of the programme in your own time and at your own pace. You can access online learning resources, including videos, interactive simulations and online theory assessments, at any time and from any device – mobile phone, tablet or computer. Real-time results and progress reports are available through MITO’s online Portal to both you and your supervisor.


The training programme consists of new unit standards and offers a substantial training opportunity, enabling you to meet the complex challenges of servicing vehicles in today’s environment and to meet future needs, such as working safely on electric vehicles.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Follow workplace policies, procedures and relevant regulations to work safely and effectively in an automotive workshop
  • Use tools and equipment to complete basic workshop engineering tasks
  • Apply fundamental automotive engineering knowledge to service engine and driveline systems
  • Check operation of, and perform minor repairs on, electrical and electronic systems
  • Apply fundamental automotive engineering knowledge to service steering, suspension and brake systems.


This training programme is eligible for two years' free industry training. Click here for details on eligibility. If you are not eligible, you can contact MITO for details on training fees. 


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Once this qualification has been achieved, learners can proceed to completing the training programme which leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 4) – to be released in 2018.


If you are currently employed in an automotive workshop and your employer is able to support you, contact MITO and we'll organise an appointment to help steer your career in the right direction.